72 Hour Lutheran
What is a 72 hour Lutheran? It is a person who happens to be Lutheran and has enough supplies in their home to meet their household’s basic needs for 72 hours. Being prepared to take care of your own family allows you to then reach out and help others.
Why this amount of time? If the Gulf Coast is hit by a hurricane it takes, on average, a majority of most governmental, state, and private entities 72 hours to respond. The goal in our synod is to have a majority of our people prepared at the basic level by creating 72 hour Lutherans which, in turn, lead to the natural creation of 72 hour congregations… able to take care of their own needs and available to respond to the needs of others. Let’s be ready for mission this season with enough supplies in their home to meet their household’s basic needs for 72 hours. Being prepared to take care of your own family allows you to then reach out and help others.
- How do I become a 72 Hour Lutheran?
- Help the members of your congregation become a 72 Hour Lutheran by using this bulletin insert.
Many lessons have been learned since the hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast. Being prepared is crucial.
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
~ Jeremiah 29:11